- Grace, A Memoir, Signed by Grace Coddington
Grace, A Memoir, Signed by Grace Coddington
[Signed by Grace Coddington] Coddington, Grace. Grace, A Memoir. First Edition. 2012. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is signed “Grace Coddington” on the title page.
When Anna Wintour approached her creative director, Grace Coddington, about the September Issue, which would go on to become a worldwide sensation, Coddington’s first response was “Don’t expect me to be in it.” That is not how it played out, however. By sheer force of passion and personality, she emerged as its focus. That same star-quality comes through in this memoir, in which Coddington recalls her modeling years in 1960s-era swinging London, her brief marriage to restaurateur/tycoon Michael Chow, her friendship with and admiration for his next wife, Tina Chow, and finally, her years at Vogue (British and then American) in which she effortless made the often-dicey transition from model to editor.